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This Girls Inc. of Alameda County AmeriCorps member provides us with an awesome model of what being an aware, responsive educator and mentor can look like.
We’re highlighting Emmy’s strategy not only because the activity itself is great, but because Emmy models the process of what strong educators and mentors do when they initially have one objective for their students and then realize that their students aren’t yet ready to meet that objective head on.
A Bit More on Emmy
Emmy started serving with Girl's Inc.'s after-school program last August. The goal of the program is to give extra literacy-related support to girls who are struggling in class.
“I was placed in a Spanish/English bilingual school and started working with their kindergarten girls,” writes Emmy. “My time with kindergarten has been great. Part of my love for teaching in a kindergarten after school program is the ability to meet their academic needs as well as teach social skills, positive decision-making and self respect. . . . I think it is important for kindergartners to understand the importance of caring for others and yourself.”
Learning to Understand & Express Emotions
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